Workforce

strong workforce

A skilled and motivated workforce.

Jackson County is the most industrialized county in Mississippi and is home to the state’s largest employer, Ingalls Shipbuilding. Numerous Jackson County employers—including Chevron, Rolls-Royce, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Unmanned Systems Center and countless others—build their success with the help of a remarkable pool of employees who deliver top quality in often-complex positions.

Jackson County has the highest percentage per capita of manufacturing workers in the State of Mississippi; 22% of employed residents in Jackson County – 13,662 people – are employed by the manufacturing sector. With an eligible workforce of 62,213 people, Jackson County offers a wide base of skills for any potential employer.

Mississippi is a right-to-work state and does not require its companies to negotiate wages and benefits through unions. On an hourly basis, wages are 75% of the national average earnings.

Businesses with operations in Jackson County, Mississippi can count on motivated employees who are committed to their work and proud of their community’s reputation for excellence.

Contract: Ingalls, $7M

Ingalls Shipbuilding of Pascagoula, Miss., was awarded a $7,016,664 cost-plus-fixed fee contract for post-delivery planning yard services in

DHS picks Mississippi

Mississippi State University in Starkville was chosen by the Department of Homeland Security as a base of operations for drone research. Research

B&D expands, creating 35 jobs

B&D Plastics, LLC is expanding in Gautier, Miss., a $750,000 corporate investment that will create 35 jobs. B&D Plastics is one of the

Northrop expanding in Moss Point

PASCAGOULA, Miss. – Northrop Grumman Unmanned Systems Center will expand its operation at Trent Lott International Airport in Moss Point,

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